Administrative Capabilities and Services

Administrative Technology Services at Stevens Institute of Technology provides application support for administrative departments. The administrative services staff consists of information systems specialists whose duties include maintaining administrative applications and support of the administrative department which directly uses the application. Systems, personal computer, and networking support is provided by the Information Technology staff responsible for those areas. Administrative Technology Services, Computer and User Services, Networking, and Systems staff report to the Vice President of Information Technology.

Application support provided by Administrative Technology Services includes systems planning, evaluation, implementation, system security, and maintenance. Functional administrative computing activities are decentralized to user departments who have a staff person responsible for reporting, data maintenance and integrity, training, and daily processing activities. 

Stevens administrative technology may be categorized into three general areas; centralized information systems running on an OpenVMS HP Alpha Server, networked servers, and PC-based office automation. All administrative departments have file services available via the campus network that are secured and backed-up by Information Technology. Authentication and access to the network resources is via Microsoft Active Directory.

The centralized administrative system at Stevens is the Plus Student Information System.  The Plus Student Information System includes components for processing billing and receivables, financial aid, admissions, registration, and student records.  Human Resources and Payroll processing is handled by an outside vendor (ADP) with batch interfaces to the general ledger and financial aid components of finance and student.  The Kuali Financial System is hosted and maintained by rSmart

In addition to supporting direct administrative functional users and applications Administrative Technology Services offers inquiry access to the student system to faculty and other administrators. Faculty and administrators can review student information and class rosters online. Students and faculty advisors gain access to student records via web based student and faculty self service applications provided by Ellicuan.

The desktop automation activities supported by Technology and Information Services include word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. These activities are carried out in both standalone configurations and on the campus network servers providing file and printer services.